Frequently Asked Questions

If you are in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. In the United Kingdom the police are here to serve and support you. You will also receive free medical assistance if required.

If you need advice or do not want to call the police you can call the modern slavery helpline on 0800 0121 700. The helpline team is there to help you and listen to your concerns. They will be able to advise you and suggest who can assist you locally.

In the United Kingdom victims of modern slavery and human trafficking are provided with support funded by the government for at least 45 days. Do not suffer in silence. Support is available so please do call the police or the helpline.

If you think someone is in immediate danger, please call the police on 999. In order to protect the potential victim, do not attempt to inform them of your actions

If you think someone is a potential victim but there is no immediate threat to life, please call the local police on 101.

Alternatively, you can call the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700.

See the ‘Resources’ page for more detailed guidance on how to refer a victim of modern slavery for support.

The Commissioner’s independence allows him to objectively monitor the effect of government policy relating to modern slavery and hold the government to account with regards to its national and international obligations.

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act, also known as the ‘Transparency in Supply Chains clause’, stipulates that a commercial organisation with a turnover of more than £36 million must annually report on steps taken during the financial year to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their organisation.

The statement may include information on the organisation’s policies, due diligences and businesses in relation to slavery, and must be published on the organisation’s website.

See the ‘Resources’ page for further information.

The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) is a system set up by the UK government to refer potential victims of human trafficking and modern slavery for support, and assist them accordingly.

See the ‘Resources’ page for further information.

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